Monday night mixup: Why are officiating crews split this week?

A small scheduling quirk has caused a stir in what could be the showcase game of the 2018 NFL season. Football Zebras noted last Tuesday that there was an unusual split crew assigned to the Monday night game. The other half of the split caused a ripple effect down the schedule

Honoring current NFL officials who served their country

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the armistice to end the war to end all wars, we recognize with profound respect all those who have served our country on this day, and we salute the veterans on the NFL officiating staff.  Click or tap an image above to open as

Cleveland’s rage against the replay machine is justified

Week 4: Browns at Raiders With the futility of the Browns franchise still strong despite a fleeting moment of jubilation last week. The euphoria quickly dispersed after a long week, and it all culminated on two calls that could have sealed a second victory for the Browns. Near the end of regulation,

Can someone please let us know what the hell is going on?

Commentary by Ben Austro The transition was expected to be bumpy. Before owners convened in Orlando in March, there wasn't even a proposal on the table for one of the game's monumental shifts toward player safety. The Competition Committee called an audible, and what became this year's "use of the helmet"

Corrente roughly describes roughing the passer call. It was rough

Week 2: Vikings at Packers Late in the fourth quarter Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews was hit with a roughing the passer penalty to extend a drive for the second consecutive week. Unlike last week, there does not seem to be much in this. Matthews contacted Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins as

Falcons safety Damontae Kazee ejected for helmet hit on Cam Newton

Falcons safety Damontae Kazee was ejected for a helmet-to-helmet hit on a sliding Cam Newton. The Panthers quarterback was flat on the turf as a retaliatory strike from wide receiver Torrey Smith, and trainers were frantically trying to keep players away from Newton before they could tend to him. Referee Bill